In October 2017, a group calling itself The Dark Overlord stole extremely sensitive personal data from a London cosmetic clinic. The hacker group said clients extended to the royal family along with celebrities, such as Katie Price. A representative of the group threatened to release the data to the public "We have TBs of this shit. Databases, names, everything. There are some royal families in here. We're going to pitch it all up for everyone to nab. The entire patient list with corresponding photos. The world has never seen a medical dump of a plastic surgeon to such degree."
In a statement, the clinic said it was "horrified" and that "security and patient confidentiality has always been of the utmost importance to us. We invest in market-leading technology to keep our data secure and our systems are updated daily. We are deeply saddened that our security has been breached. We are profoundly sorry for any distress this data breach may cause our patients."
The Metropolitan Police is investigating the case.
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